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QR-Based cleaning system now mandatory in Rajasthan hospitals

the QR code-based cleaning system mandatory in all the hospitals attached to medical colleges from April 1

QR-Based cleaning system now mandatory in Rajasthan hospitals

The principal and controller of eight medical colleges in Rajasthan have received show-cause notices from the State Government for not implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI) based (QR Code) cleanliness system in the hospitals affiliated with the medical colleges.

Notices have been issued to JLN Medical College Hospital Ajmer, Sardar Patel Medical College Bikaner, Medical College Hospital Dungarpur, Sampurnanand Medical College Jodhpur, Medical College Hospital and Jaipuria Hospital of Rajasthan University of Health Sciences Jaipur, Dental College Hospital of Rajasthan Health Sciences University Jaipur, Medical College Sikar and Sawai Man Singh Medical College Jaipur, according to sources.

the QR code-based cleaning system mandatory in all the hospitals attached to medical colleges from April 1.

The State made it a mandatory requirement to improve cleanliness in government hospitals.

As per this system, the patients and their attendants can scan the QR code using their mobile phones to raise complaints regarding improper cleanliness in the hospital.

In this way, the complaints will reach the hospital administration and they will be resolved within minutes.

As per the latest media report by the Times of India, the Additional chief secretary of Health Shubhra Singh informed that aiming to strengthen the health services and better cleanliness in the hospital, RNT Medical College, Udaipur made the innovation of starting the QR-code-based cleaning system.

Following this, instructions were given to adopt this system in other hospitals and medical institutions associated with various medical colleges of the State.

Now, the State has made it mandatory for the hospitals associated with medical colleges in the State of Rajasthan from April 1, 2024.

However, despite the orders, many hospitals failed to implement this system. Commenting on this, Additional Chief Secretary of Medical Education Shubhra Singh said that the instructions were given to implement QR code-based cleaning system to strengthen the health services in the hospitals affiliated to the medical colleges.

With the implementation of this system, the cleanliness situation of toilets and premises in government hospitals has improved a lot.

She mentioned that despite repeated instructions and regular inspections, QR code based cleaning system has not been implemented in some hospitals affiliated with medical colleges.

Taking serious note of this, the Health Department has now issued show-cause notices to the principals of the concerned medical colleges and sought clarification within three days.

Apart from the institutes that received the show-cause notices, several Jaipur-based hospitals also have not implemented this system yet.

In Jaipur, the QR-based cleaning system has not been implemented in hospitals attached to SMS medical college including PDDU Government Hospital Gangori Bazaar, TB Hospital, State Cancer Institute, IDH Hospital, SR Goyal Government Hospital Sethi Colony, Satellite Hospital Bani Park and Super Specialty Block.

Meanwhile, the State Health Department has issued a list of districts with best facilities including cleanliness and implementation of health schemes. Among these, Jodhpur, Pratapgarh and Pali are leading in the list.

However, Jaipur is not among the top 10 districts in the ranking to maintain proper healthcare services. While Jaipur-I is ranked at the 30th place in the list, Jaipur-II is at the 16th place.

The districts were judged based on their performance of implementing the health schemes and maintaining the cleanliness in the hospitals during the 9,000 inspections in three months.

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